For people who are myopic, near objects are clear while distant objects appear blurry. This is usually because the eye becomes too long to focus correctly.
Myopia, or short-sightedness, has become worryingly prevalent and has reached epidemic levels. An estimated 2.5 billion people will be affected worldwide by 2020.
The condition is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. So, a child is more likely to develop myopia if one or both of their parents have the condition, but the recent prevalence cannot be explained by genetics alone.
Unfortunately, a childhood diagnosis of myopia means life-long eye care and worse still, the condition brings with it a higher risk of developing serious eye conditions, such as retinal detachment and glaucoma.
Research indicates that children who are genetically predisposed to myopia (Children with short-sighted parents) can reduce their chances of developing the condition by increasing the amount of time they spend outdoors.
It is believed that natural outdoor light on the retina protects the eye from lengthening and therefore becoming myopic - even in overcast weather.
Unfortunately, once a child becomes short-sighted, the amount of time spent outdoors ceases to impact on the eye, so exposure to natural daylight is only preventative. It should however, be considered from as early in a child's life as possible.
Contrary to previous theories, excessive homework or reading are not factors that contribute to the onset of myopia.
Thus the solutions for Myopia control are multi factorial and at Daybell and Choo we are able to offer all solutions, like Ortho K, Multi focal Contact lenses and advice.
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